Presenter: Jeffrey Chan
Abstract: It is becoming increasingly popular for people to plan their own trips using online travel platforms, but they often face the dilemma of finding places they want to visit, scheduling these to maximise the time spent at interesting places (vs unnecessary travel between locations), while adhering to time and financial budgets. This is usually a time consuming, difficult and frustrating process, and often led to itineraries that are suboptimal. Hence, much research and effort has been directed at point of interest (POI) and itinerary recommendations.In this tutorial, we will introduce the problems of POI and itinerary recommendation, then go through some of the fundamental approaches to perform these types of recommendations. If time permits, we will also introduce variations of these problems.